15 Feb 2022
As part of a five-year agreement, Zenith is currently undertaking a major flare project in Qatar. A total of 20 operatives, working 24 hours per day, are engaged in this high-profile contract. Zenith, safely and successfully, previously completed two similar multiple flare tip replacements on the same flare stack.
Overseeing the works on-site are our Team Leaders Barry Hamilton, Johnny Hunter & Daniel Duffy supported by our dedicated Administration Team headed by Nicole Steadwood. Nicole, based at our Head Office in Scotland, is responsible for the huge international logistical coordination involved despite the added burden of COVID and COVID related restrictions.
On site, the elevated flare system consists of a main structural derrick which supports four risers mounted to the North side and four risers mounted on the South side. The derrick structure is 126m in height and the risers extend a further 14m beyond the derrick structure. The system is designed to be demounted using a winch and canting system, the original design utilised a main winch and canting system mounted at the Northeast elevation and a winch system mounted at the Southeast elevation. This allows for flare tip replacement whilst the other flares remain in service. The current works involve the replacement of the four flare tips.
In addition to the onsite project, Zenith has also been contracted by the client to carry out an offshore flare tip using Zenith’s pioneering davit lifting system without the use of expensive helicopters or barge cranes. A separate team of four operatives have been mobilised to perform this task.